John McBride’s Blackbird Studios in Nashville probably has the largest assemblage of recording equipment in the world, and no expense has been spared on the eight rooms or ensuring the quality of his staff. Clients from all over the world, and from nearly every genre, rave about working here.
The BB N105 is a channel strip plugin modeled after the legendary console in Studio A at Blackbird Studio. Designed by KIT Plugins in partnership with John McBride and his team, Kit Plugins crafted a truly musical plugin that evokes emotion and inspires creativity just as the legendary console does for so many great artists.
The Neve 8078 console in Studio A at Blackbird is far from ordinary. After John McBride acquired the console for the studio, it underwent a massive restoration to bring it back to its former glory. The console received a series of modifications from some of the best minds in the audio industry, making it not only unique but arguably the best example of its namesake ever to exist.
Kit Plugins carefully examined the console’s legendary channel, from factory schematics to studying the way top producers and engineers use the console to better understand what made it so special. Their engineers carefully sampled the channel taking into account all of the factors – equalization, saturation, noise, distortion, depth and width and musicality. Their mission was to create a plugin that truly embodied the sound of recording in Studio A. To do this they sampled the channel in the console running through master bus B, and captured the samples using John’s favorite A/D converters.
We truly believe they have captured the sound of this Neve 8078 in all its glory!
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